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The Food-Mood Files

The Food-Mood Files

By Emily Cerda
Emily Cerda is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist whose first child sent her back to grad school. After years of experience with severe food allergy, food sensitivity, and how food can greatly affect mood, she's set up this podcast to discuss all-things food and mood from the perspective of a clinician, an educator, and *most importantly* a mother-turned-researcher.

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Reversing Hashimoto's with Nutrition
I’m really excited about today’s episode about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and its influence on food & mood for a few reasons: first, the topic is fascinating and really important to a number of people, and also because I’m thrilled to introduce everyone to my guest, Sunny Brigham. Sunny is a board-certified clinical & integrative nutritionist with a Masters in Nutrition & Integrative Health and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She helps women reduce fatigue, eliminate bloat, and lose weight by focusing on healing the digestive tract and repairing their relationship with food. Full disclosure: Sunny and I went through grad school and clinical supervision together, so we can carry on for days! But, I really wanted Sunny to come on the podcast because she is well-versed in hypothyroid management and putting Hashimoto's into remission, which is where we’re going to focus today’s episode of the Food-Mood Files.
38:18
February 23, 2021
Feeding the Teen Brain
I’m thrilled to have Naturopathic Doctor and Teen Advocate, Dr. Erin TeWinkel with us today. Dr. TeWinkel is on a mission to improve teen wellness and tear down the stigma surrounding what adolescence is really all about. She helps families create environments where everyone thrives through this period rather than just trying to survive it. She also offers education surrounding teens and their ever-changing bodies by focusing on hormonal struggles, acne, painful periods, anxiety, depression, dieting/diet culture, and healthy bodies, healthy brains. The focus of today's episode is how we can support teens to fuel AND support positive body image.
42:32
January 17, 2021
Elimination: The Gold Standard
The Elimination Diet is a useful tool in my practice, but it's not for everyone. This episode was recorded from a presentation I gave to fellow health practitioners on the usefulness of this tool and my own approach in delivering it to avoid all of those feelings of restriction that its name brings up. This episode includes the following topics: What is an elimination diet. Who can benefit from an elimination diet. Who should NOT try an elimination diet. How to customize your elimination experience. How mindset plays a large part in success. How an elimination diet can kick-start your health journey.
25:47
January 10, 2021
5 Valuable Takeaways from 2020
Today's episode is a solo recording where I share my observations from 2020 and invite you to set an intention for 2021. From stress-handling to body intuition, this year has shown us that we may not be in control - but that doesn't mean that there aren't important things that we CAN control.  This is our last episode of the year as we lead into a break for the holidays. New episodes will start up again in January.
15:37
December 15, 2020
From Stress to Sanity through Food Consciousness, part 2
Jamie Truppi is a Mama, functional nutritionist, edible educator and whole-foods advocate who truly walks her talk. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health (MSN) and is board qualified as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). Jamie helps depleted, burnt-out mompreneurs discover how stress lurks beneath their sneaky health symptoms like fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, gut issues, and utter frustration with life, then reconnects them to the roots of dis-ease so they can reclaim their flow. In this episode, we discuss: How a depleted nutritionist and Mom overcame adrenal burnout, anxiety, and depression from years of stressful life circumstances by focusing on food, herbs, supplements, toxic load, habit change, and mindset.
31:09
December 7, 2020
From Stress to Sanity through Food Consciousness, part 1
Jamie Truppi is a Mama, functional nutritionist, edible educator and whole-foods advocate who truly walks her talk. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health (MSN) and is board qualified as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). Jamie helps depleted, burnt-out mompreneurs discover how stress lurks beneath their sneaky health symptoms like fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, gut issues, and utter frustration with life, then reconnects them to the roots of dis-ease so they can reclaim their flow. In this episode, we discuss: How a depleted nutritionist and Mom overcame adrenal burnout, anxiety, and depression from years of stressful life circumstances by focusing on food, herbs, supplements, toxic load, habit change, and mindset.
43:02
November 23, 2020
Food Allergy: Perspective from a Thriving Teen
Colby Geil, a 13-year-old who demonstrates exceptional body awareness when it comes to food & mood. Diagnosed with multiple, severe food allergies at the age of six, Colby found that changing his diet not only kept him safe from major reactions, but also had amazing effects on how he felt and functioned at school. He’s spoken as a food allergy advocate in both his city and his school and has attended teen conferences with FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education in 2017 and 2019. Colby is also my son, the catalyst for my career, and my biggest inspiration. I can't think of a better way to kick off Episode 1! In this episode, we discuss: How even a whole-foods diet can cause inflammation and drastic mood shifts A teen's view on the challenges of making major dietary changes The value of learning to listen to your body and tracking problem foods
23:58
November 16, 2020
The Food-Mood Files: Trailer
This is a quick introduction to Emily and an overview of what The Food-Mood Files is all about.
01:34
October 28, 2020